Smiling kids in a classroom

They grow up so fast before your very eyes, with your not-so-little ones heading back to school for grade 5. Make sure they have everything they need for the best first day, along with their siblings by using our master supplies list.

Practically an adult now—maybe even old enough to start mowing lawns, shovelling driveways and helping mom and dad by paying for their own school supplies! Well, we can dream, can’t we? Grade 5 learners in the last stage before middle school and junior high school are typically honed in on the educational standards of report writing, theory, literature, complex math, further physical education, social studies and more in-depth creative experiences in music and art!

Writing Supplies

#2 pencils

Coloured pencils


Stylus pens


Permanent markers

Dry erase markers

Pencil cases


Quick Look

Pencil sharpeners

Arts and Crafts

Washable markers

Glue sticks

Scissors (metal blade)

Geometry sets

Taking Neat Notes


Notebook paper

Wide spiral notebooks

Quick Look

Composition notebooks

Report covers (with prongs)

Pocket folders


Index cards

Backpacks and Essentials

Backpacks (tip: tag your child’s name inside)

Box of tissues

Hand sanitizer


Grade 5 marks a big step to the intermediate grades, so celebrate this back to school milestone in your child’s life. They’re onto the next big step in their lives, maturing and growing as students ready to take on the world. For your younger ones, this master supplies list will help get them stocked up as well.

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Brad is a Toronto based, displaced Newfoundlander and passionate content marketing professional. Occasionally he gets the distinct pleasure of writing about his growing list of hobbies, which includes: CrossFit, video games, tabletop games, music, travel, theatre, and generally anything that stems from or leads to a new adventure. With nary enough hours to explore them all, a passion for writing suffices where the experience awaits.